Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
The base of the soup is salsa verde, chicken broth and pumpkin puree. The pumpkin thickens it a bit and adds a touch of sweetness to counter balance the salsa verde. I used some of my own salsa verde that I made last summer and had frozen. You can get the recipe here or just buy a few jars. Make sure you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree has only pumpkin in it when you read the label.
Next you want to add in your corn, beans, garlic and chicken. I always have cut up chicken in the freezer. Laura also told me about this roasted sweet corn from Trader Joes. This is going to be a staple in my freezer this summer as it will be great in salsas too.
Lastly you can garnish it with shredded cheese, green onions, jalapeños, sour cream … whatever blows your hair back. So that’s it. You can have most of these ingredients in your freezer or pantry and you will have a delicious meal in minutes. So to recap: Base: chicken broth, pumpkin puree, salsa verde. Add in: corn, beans, chicken, garlic. Top with: cheese, green onions, sour cream, etc.
Tips and recipes for this dish:
Salsa Verde Recipe: If you grow tomatillos this summer you will get TONS of tomatillos and perhaps not know what to do with them. Here is a delicious and versatile recipe to make with them. You can use the salsa verde on it’s own with chips or make this soup or lastly this Chicken and Chickpea Chili. (Laura gave me this recipe too!) Best of all you can easily freeze it for use in the winter.
Chicken Bone Broth Recipe: Bone broth is very good for you. All you have to do is buy a chicken and throw it in the slow cooker. Once it’s done cooking, you can clean off the meat and put it in freezer bags for future dishes. Then you throw the bones back in the slow cooker along with some other ingredients and make chicken broth which you can freeze and use later.
- 3 cups green enchilada sauce (salsa verde)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1 can black beans
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped.
- Add chicken broth, salsa verde and pumpkin to a pot and cook for about 4 minutes.
- Add in your corn, beans and garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
- Add in your chopped chicken and cook another 5 minutes.
- Garnish with shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeños, whatever you like.